Thursday, 30 October 2014

DIY: Halloween Costumes & Nails

Here are four very easy and inexpensive DIY costume ideas! Most of the items I found in my closet or around the house, plus some items can be found at the dollar store.





Nail Art: 

Lastly if you aren't allowed to dress up at work here's a cute & festive idea. You can do all of your nails with this press-on mani or you can do a statement nail and paint the rest of your nails in a solid corresponding colour. Impress manicure nails are extremely easy to use and are sturdy. You can find these nails at Walmart for around $10.99

I hope these last minute DIY ideas were helpful and inspired you to be creative, all the best!!


Thursday, 4 September 2014

Unboxing & Giveaway: Fall 2014 Luxe Box

These are the goodies I received in the Fall 2014 Luxe Box 

Phyto- Hair treatment
Vasanti- Face Scrub
So Susan- Blush
LVX- Nail polish "Graphite"
Burt's Bees- Lip gloss
Jelly Pong Pong- Mascara
Loose Button- Contour Brush

For more details about each product, click here to watch my YouTube video

Giveaway Rules:
1. You must have a valid Canadian Mailing address
2. You must be 18+ or have parental consent
3. You must follow Luxe Box & me on Instagram:
4. You must be subscribed to my YouTube channel:
5. In the comment section of my YouTube video, leave a video request & the Instagram name you are following us on 

& You're finished! :)

This contest closes Friday September 5th, 2014 11:59 EST
*Only one entry per person & I will check if the rules were followed*

For a discount on any of the Luxe Box memberships, click this link:

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Have a great day!!

Monday, 9 June 2014

Toiletry Bag Must Haves: for Travelling

Summer is just around the corner and it's a great season to travel, bask in the Sun, and get some R&R time. When going on vacation I always try to pack light and sensible. I also always create a little list of what to bring, so here are some essentials you don't want to forget:

1. Hair Products & Brushes: If you are a curly girl and a product junkie like me this might be a little tricky. You want your hair to look awesome for all those vacation pictures but you cannot bring your entire hair care drawer. I suggest taking a quick visit to the dollar store and pick up some travel sized containers that you can put your must have hair products into.

2. Body Wash & Lotion: These are another essential and you can also put them into mini bottles that will fit into your bag nicely. If you have dry skin or if you're travelling to a cold/dry location you may want to take a normal sized lotion that is very moisturising.

3. Feminine Products: If you're planning on going to the pool or visiting the beach, make sure to have these products. Sometimes your monthly friend can come a few days early or a few days late, but don't let this stop you. There is the misconception that if you're on your period you can't go into a pool, this is false... you can use a tampon and still be able to join in on the fun!

Playtex Sport Fresh Balance Tampon has:
OdorSheild technology designed to neutralize odors and it gives 360° protection.

For more info on Playtex products visit:

Tips if you get your period while on vacation:
* Drink lots of water and let your body relax
* Do stretches or massage your muscles if they hurt, lay down for a little to rest
* Take painkillers if your cramps are really unbearable

4. Make-up & Brushes: Make sure to pack your essentials as well as make-up remover and a wash cloth.

5. Toothbrush, Toothpaste & Floss: If you want to pack as lightly as possible, check the dollar store for travel size toothpaste 

6. Deodorant & Body Spray: If you don’t want to bring your full size body spray, like I mentioned before if you purchase some travel bottles, sometimes in the pack it will come with a mini spray. This will be perfect for bringing on vacation and it's convenient for on the go.

7. Personal Items: A razor, sanitizer, nail file & clippers

Thanks for visiting my blog! Happy travels and be safe :)

FTC: This is a sponsored post, however all opinions/thoughts are my own.

Friday, 30 May 2014

Spring & Summer Nail Polish Picks

Spring Picks:                              Summer Picks:

OPI: My Very First Knockwurst
NYC: Prospect Park Bloom

L'OREAL: Orange you jealous?
Ardene: Flower Girl

ELF: Bubble gum pink
NYC: C402 

NYC: Brownstone (right)
 Essie: Chinchilly (left)

 OPI: Thanks a Windmillion
Revlon: Minted

 Have a great day!

Monday, 21 April 2014

Upcoming Review: Shea Moisture Products

Shea Moisture is a staple for lots of naturals/curly girls out there, and I'm thrilled to get to try these out :)
Stay tuned to my youtube channel liveloveGlam for a review on these lovely products!

Have a great week,

Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Sally Hansen #CSMTKO

When it was Valentines day, I wanted to be festive and I knew exactly what colour I wanted to paint my nails. The colour I decided to wear was "Red My Lips" and it was the perfect shade for this day!

What I love most is that this colour is very brilliant and it lasted very nicely. It barely chipped, my nails just grew out so it was time for me to re-paint them after 7 days. I was very pleased with the durability of this polish because I am always using my hands(for work, around the house, doing the dishes.. etc) and it withstood very nicely! For the first picture, I painted my nails on February 13th and took the picture on the 14th. As you can see by the 22nd, it was time for me to re-do my nails, but they are still in great condition. My nails have naturally grown out, but the polish itself has lasted!

This is a great line that will give you long lasting wear, definitely give it a try.. it's a complete knock out!

Thanks for stopping by & have a great day!

Disclaimer: I received this product complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes.

Monday, 24 February 2014

Review: Garnier Fructis Damage Eraser

I have been using these products from the Garnier Fructis Damage Eraser line and my hair is looking great. With curly & colour treated hair my hair can get really dry, so when I received these products I was very excited to try them out. When I first received the "L'Oreal Mystery Products" from looking at the card in the box that is how I made my guess. Since it had the classic fresh green colour in the front font I knew it had to be Garnier.. and I was right! I was not surprised when the brand was revealed, my only surprise is that we received a product that we didn't get a sample of.. I'm very thankful for that!

I was hoping that the shampoo was sulfate-free because I need to retain as much moisture & natural oils as possible. To my surprise even though it wasn't.. my hair didn't feel extremely stripped & after using the conditioner my hair felt very soft & moisturised.

I love that the Strength Reconstructing Butter is so thick & moisturising. Winter weather can be harsh on your hair, so this came at the perfect time! It's a great match for my hair because it left my hair feeling soft & healthy(plus it smells amazing!!)

I have been using the Split End Bandage in my hair, but I have been focusing using it more on my bangs. This area of my hair I use a straightener and I’ll occasionally see split ends. I now make sure to only use 300°F or lower, plus I always make sure to use a heat protectant. I cannot say that I have noticed a difference using this product yet... but it would be amazing if it really does help to prevent split ends!

TIP: for you curlies out there who layer products, if you have this serum make sure it mixes well first with your leave in conditioner. I used the serum & then applied my leave in conditioner and ended up having chunky residue in my hair. So I suggest if you layer products to test it out first in your hand and continue to apply it to your hair if it mixes well but if it doesn't... apply your styling products first and then the next day when everything is dry/settled in your hair, apply the serum by itself (or vice-versa.)

This curly girl is enjoying using this line a lot :)

Thanks for stopping by, have a lovely day!


Disclaimer: I received these products complimentary for testing purposes from Influenster in the #damageraser #fructis VoxBox

Monday, 10 February 2014

Mystery Brand First Impressions

My curls are popping & my hair smells amazing! So far I am loving these products from L'Oreal that I received in the #MysteryBrand voxbox from Influenster. To watch my YouTube video: click here 

Shampoo: Smells amazing! I was hoping it was sulfate-free.. but from the way it lathered I'm guessing it wasn't. However, after using it my hair did not my feel stripped at all which was a major plus. 
Conditioner: It made my hair feel soft and moisturized.
Spit-end Serum: I liked that it was very light weight and not sticky. 

After going to a skincare launch for this brand a few months ago.. I'm 99.9% sure I know what the brand is..

Thanks for stopping by, have a great day!

 FTC: I received these products complementary from Influenster for testing purposes.

Friday, 7 February 2014

Sally Hansen Total Knock Out Review #CSMTKO

When I received my Sally Hansen Total Knock Out VoxBox I was very excited! 
All the colours were shades that I would personally wear & I was eager to test them out.

"Jaded": This is such a pretty shade, perfect for Spring or Summer. However, be aware this colour is translucent. 
When looking at the bottle I thought one or two coats would be fine... but if you want a brilliant, opaque look you will 
need a few coats. That was my only disappointment.
"Pat on the Black": This is the ideal Fall or Winter shade. It's vampy & would look beautiful on all skin tones.
"Red My Lips": This is the perfect primary red. It's very vibrant and is the perfect pop of colour to any outfit!

I have been wearing "Pat on the Black" lately and this is an awesome polish. The application was amazing because the brush is slightly wider/bigger then your average brush. So it covered more of my nails while applying which made the process easy. Also what I really liked is that the consistency & formula was very smooth, not too runny and not too thick... it was just right :)

All the benefits:

1. Base Coat     2. Strengthening Treatment     3. Nail Growth Treatment     4. Nail Polish
5. Shiny Top Coat     6. Chip-Resistant Treatment     7. High Gloss Gel Shine 

I would definitely recommend these polishes; just make sure to really look at the bottle before purchasing it because if you can’t see through the nail polish it will most likely be opaque. However if it looks like the light is softly going through it and the consistency doesn't look too vibrant it may be translucent. It all depends on the look you are going for.. but just keep that in mind.

Thanks for stopping by, have a great day!


FTC: I received these products complementary from Influenster for testing purposes.

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Wednesday, 15 January 2014

NYC Big Bold Look

Step 1: Apply a primer to help your eye-shadow to last. 
Then apply a light colour over entire lid as a base colour. 

Step 2: Apply a darker brown colour in the crease for some dimension, 

Step 3: Add some dark eye-liner to the top(i did a winged eye!)
*This liquid eye-liner has a felt tip and makes for an easy application

Step 4: Apply some mascara to make your eyelashes POP!
*This mascara gives you lots of volume without clumps. You also can bulid very 
nicely with this mascara 1, 2 or 3 coats.. depending on the look you're going for!

& the look is complete!!

I hope you enjoyed this easy, everyday, neutral look that i like to do.
Thanks for stopping by my blog, please don't forget to follow if you enjoy my content :)

Have a wonderful day!

FTC: This is not a sponsored post. I recieved the NYC mascara complimentary for testing from Influenster in my #maplevoxbox

Saturday, 11 January 2014

The Beauty of Winter

I took this shot in Winter 2012. Winter this year has been pretty cold & slushy, 
I hope we get some beautiful days like this to enjoy!

Have a great weekend,

Tuesday, 7 January 2014

Review: Broadway Nails imPRESS Press-on Manicure

In my Influester Maple Vox Box I received these nails to try out. I have long nails so I've never worn fake nails, but I decided if I were to use these I'd wear them on a couple nails or as a statement nail.

I only filed down my thumbnail:

As you can see with my thumbnail filed down all the way, the fake nail is too short:

It was also slighty too small to cover my nail:

I really liked the print of the nails(I love leopard print!) But unfortunately these nails did not work for me at all, they were too small and short. If you have long nails, these will not be a good fit for you. I'm not sure what nail lengths they have available, my pack was the 'short length'. So if these nails interest you, make sure to keep this in mind: check to see the nail length written on the front of the package to see what will be best for you.

If I want to change up my nails with a pattern I'd prefer to try nail strips, because I wouldn't have to cut my nails down all the way to use them & I'd have more versatility.

I hope this review was helpful :)
Thanks for stopping by & have a great day!


FTC: The nail strips are a sample i got in one of my previous magazine subscriptions & the Broadway Nails
 imPRESS Press-on Manicure i recieved complementary from influester for testing purposes.